Illustration of the Vortex Theory

Illustration of the Vortex Theory

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Caption: Illustration of the Vortex Theory from Principiae Philosophiae 1644, part 3 Of the Visible World, by Rene Descartes. Descartes was a French philosopher and mathematician, born in 1596 and died in 1650. The illustraton depicts the division of space into regions containing particles rotating about centres. The centres are here labelled F, D, S etc.

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